Sixty eight more bodies were found in Kedar Valley in the fresh round of combing operations, taking the total number of recoveries since Tuesday to 166.
The 68 badly-decomposed bodies, recovered from Garurchatti, Gaurikund and Rambada areas, were cremated yesterday, officials said.
A clear weather also lent pace to the repairing of damaged road network and Disaster Management and Mitigation officials said if the weather continues to be clear, the roads are likely to be restored before the end of this month.
The work to restore traffic on Rishikesh-Badrinath, Rishikesh-Kedarnath and Rishikesh-Gangotri highways, which are still blocked at a number of places, went out in full swing today, they said.
A total of 47 roads, including Rishikesh-Badrinath and Gopeshwar-Pokhri road, are obstructed by debris in Chamoli district whereas 12 roads are blocked in Rudraprayag district, including the Rishikesh-Kedarnath national highway.
The weather was largely dry in the state today, with light to moderate rains occurring at isolated places, particularly in the Kumaon region, the MeT office said.
Munsayari received the maximum 14 mm of rains in the last 24 hours followed by Pithoragarh 11.8 mm, Haridwar 7.2 mm, Almora 4 mm and Champawat 3 mm, it said.
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